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Haitian Art Gallery

Date : 2010-02-15 02:12:25

DescriptionBased in Haiti, Alternative Chance is a self-help peer counseling program founded in 1996 by Michelle Karshan together with criminal deportees. The program advocates on their behalf prior to deportation, while incarcerated upon their arrival in Haiti, and during their integration into Haitian society. Alternative Chance challenges the injustices of US immigration policies and assists immigration attorneys in fighting against deportation. Current services include an orientation manual for adjusting to Haiti, emergency services, job counseling and some sponsorship in job training, wrongful deportation screening, an English lending library, peer counseling and referrals to services, alternatives to violence workshops, family mediation and counseling, and a public education campaign. Alternative Chance works in partnership with Health Through Walls providing limited healthcare in Haiti's National Penitentiary. Through the homepage of Haiti Art Cooperative (, you can support the organization by buying art. Art is purchased in Haiti for a network of non-profit projects with programs in Haiti serving Haiti's poor by purchasing works from Haitian artists at fair trade prices, and collaborating in reselling it as fundraising vehicle. (Haiti Vodoo Flags and other ceremonial banners.)

Street Address



Name of InstitutionHaitian Art Gallery

Phone(509 3) 871 0400



Type of ActivityArtisan / Artisan Group

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